Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture: Spring 2015
by nycgo.com staff, 03/03/2015
"New York Post Office" (1902), by Irving Underwood. Courtesy, Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Anthony C. Wood.
This April marks the 50th anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Law, which helps protect and preserve the buildings and places—such as the New York Public Library, the Apollo Theater and the structures of Sailors' Snug Harbor—that represent the City's heritage. This spring, Landmarks 50 is a citywide celebration of this milestone, with events, tours and exhibitions happening in all five boroughs. Through April 5, Snug Harbor celebrates its historic buildings, and others around the City, with the exhibition Landmarks of New York, which features more than 100 black-and-white photographs of NYC landmarked structures that date back to the early 17th century. From April through September, the Museum of the City of New York remembers the impact of the legislation in a different way in its display Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks. The showcase explores the effect that the preservation movement had on the City both before and after the law through a timeline of models, building samples, architectural fragments, photographs and documents from the preservation efforts.